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Forum: Airheads 12-12-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By mrbindc
EZ-Clutch from Vech

I'm looking to add an ez-clutch pulley to my /7 this winter. But the benchworks website seems to be down. Does anyone know if Vech is still in business?

http://www.benchmarkworks.com/

:hmmmmm
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,992
Posted By mrbindc
Here is the link to the Super Tuning Manual. ...

Here is the link to the Super Tuning Manual. Awesome name btw.

http://www.mikuni.com/pdf/vmmanual.pdf
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,992
Posted By mrbindc
I've been messing around with the carbs this...

I've been messing around with the carbs this week. They really are easy to tune and I'm just learning a lot in general about these carbs. I mentioned in an earlier post that even though the word...
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,992
Posted By mrbindc
if y'all keep needle'n, I'm gonna jet.

if y'all keep needle'n, I'm gonna jet.
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,992
Posted By mrbindc
"I throttle myself everytime I read "choke" on...

"I throttle myself everytime I read "choke" on the lever."


oh brother...
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,992
Posted By mrbindc
I have the 32mm VM kit from RPC. After reading...

I have the 32mm VM kit from RPC. After reading the manual online, I guess I shouldn't call it a choke even thought the word "choke" is stamped on the lever. They call it a starting system. Very...
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,992
Posted By mrbindc
RPC sells a choke adapter kit for the Mikunis. I...

RPC sells a choke adapter kit for the Mikunis. I haven't bought it but I'm wondering how did you make your stock cables work for the choke?
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,992
Posted By mrbindc
Sorry for the delay, work was taking up too much...

Sorry for the delay, work was taking up too much time so I couldn't tinker last week... Nice to have a job but when it gets in the way of tinker time, frustrating...

Anyway, back to the fun. The...
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By mrbindc
Well this one is decent, can't find a picture...

Well this one is decent, can't find a picture with a different angle but I like it.

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k19/maccecht/BMWR80.jpg
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By mrbindc
I'm not sure how to comment on this one... ...

I'm not sure how to comment on this one...

http://vegomatic.smugmug.com/Other/Test-Gallery/Pink/823535486_SEhNa-M.jpg
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By mrbindc
Hi-Viz Bike

I was wondering what a Hi-Viz paint job might look like on an RT. I found a picture of a K-bike (on AVD no less), he says it is Mopar Sub-Lime paint. hmmmm...
...
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,992
Posted By mrbindc
Installing Mikuni carbs

I took the leap and ordered up the Mikuni carb kit from Rocky Point Cycle. The old Bings were in need of a rebuild, which I am planning to do, but I thought I'd try out the RPC kit for a comparison....
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,397
Posted By mrbindc
Where are you located in Arlington? I'm in the...

Where are you located in Arlington? I'm in the Del Ray neighborhood in Alexandria. I'm slowly putting together an airhead project bike, might be interested in some parts once you have leftovers.
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,549
Posted By mrbindc
My two cents but I think the ethanol in gas now...

My two cents but I think the ethanol in gas now is pretty rough on the floats, just a matter of time until they're sinkers...
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,195
Posted By mrbindc
Wow! +1 for going the extra mile! Love...

Wow! +1 for going the extra mile!

Love the JB weld patch, I use the eff out of that stuff for all kinds of "fixes."

Having bought various bits from Boxer Metal before, I can second he goes...
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,782
Posted By mrbindc
Thanks Supershaft I believe my '81 R65 has a...

Thanks Supershaft

I believe my '81 R65 has a faulty Hall sensor. It seems to die in the hot summer while I'm in stop and go traffic and run fine in the cooler Fall/Spring. Also idles very high...
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 579,027
Posted By mrbindc
PM sent. I'll look for a part number...

PM sent.

I'll look for a part number tonight and post it on the ad.
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,835
Posted By mrbindc
Hey Mark, As luck would have it, there is a...

Hey Mark,

As luck would have it, there is a Alpha thread already started. It looks very positive overall.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=660613

Best,

Mike
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 579,027
Posted By mrbindc
FS Crash Bars

I also have a set of crash bars from a 1981 R65. $70 OBO

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o125/mrbeavin/IMG_0945.jpg
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o125/mrbeavin/IMG_0944.jpg
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 579,027
Posted By mrbindc
FS Krauser Rack and Bags

I have a set of Krauser bags and the rack from a 1982 R65. I'm not sure what bikes this rack fits but it looks to be somewhat universal. It was fully mounted on the bike when I bought it so I'm...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,835
Posted By mrbindc
I bought a DYNA brown coil and new caps/wires...

I bought a DYNA brown coil and new caps/wires from Rick just a few months ago. I called him to talk through what I needed, he was very helpful and shipped it fast. I had a few questions during the...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,782
Posted By mrbindc
Oak Okleshen bean can rebuild

Has anyone had their bean can rebuilt by Oak? Apparently he services them, there was a decent write up in the last issue of Airmail about it.

According to AirMail:
With Oak Okleshen as our...
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 29,395
Posted By mrbindc
Those are some sweet welds! You're a master at...

Those are some sweet welds! You're a master at your craft.

btw, is that a SWB /5 in the background with a solo seat? Pretty cool!
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,634
Posted By mrbindc
I live in Alexandria and commute into DC via...

I live in Alexandria and commute into DC via airhead when it's running... I see airheads on the roads from time to time but most of the folks on Beemers are riding oilheads or K-bikes. I'd be up for...
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By mrbindc
The R65 came with either a single or a dual disc...

The R65 came with either a single or a dual disc set up. The snowflake wheel and the forks all had the same castings so either option was possible. So yes, you can set up a dual disc brake system...
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,492
Posted By mrbindc
+1 I agree, very hard to resist kick'n the...

+1

I agree, very hard to resist kick'n the tires and light'n the fires but taking your time will pay off.
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,811
Posted By mrbindc
Since you're getting some spark, try this simple...

Since you're getting some spark, try this simple test to figure out the electrics. Make sure your spark plug is securely fastened to the cylinder with a bungee or something similar, you need a solid...
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By mrbindc
Thanks Wirewrkr! That seems about right to me.

Thanks Wirewrkr! That seems about right to me.
Forum: Airheads 09-28-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,492
Posted By mrbindc
Wow, that is a lot of water! It sounds like...

Wow, that is a lot of water! It sounds like you'll have to rebuild the engine and maybe (probably) the transmission too if that is any indication of the weather it was exposed to over the years. I...
Forum: Airheads 09-28-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By mrbindc
Two

Two
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,154
Posted By mrbindc
148 euros, yikes! I like that Hall tester on...

148 euros, yikes! I like that Hall tester on their website though, that is pretty cool.

I heard this a good test for the Hall sensor:

Kill switch on,grounded spark plug visible,then switch...
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By mrbindc
Thanks, I first tried the part ending 070, you...

Thanks, I first tried the part ending 070, you also need the little rubber boot for it ending in 071, but it was way to small for the lever. The diameter of the threaded hole in the lever was at...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By mrbindc
The old OEM grey coil was definitely cracked....

The old OEM grey coil was definitely cracked. Once I removed it and could inspect it up close I could see all the cracks. I put the new Dyna 1.5 on and used new plug wires too. I had an issue getting...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By mrbindc
Thanks guys, I need to pull off the tank again...

Thanks guys, I need to pull off the tank again and have a look around. I was hoping to make my own wiring loom for the switch.

I'm still dealing with the coil issue too. I finally ordered a new...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By mrbindc
Front brake light switch - where does it plug in?

Random question, the front brake light switch and wiring loom are missing on my recently acquired "as is" 1982 R65.

The two-pronged switch for this model just screws into the base of the lever,...
Forum: Airheads 08-28-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,294
Posted By mrbindc
Charlie, I have one battery strap for a /6...

Charlie,

I have one battery strap for a /6 too. Also yours if you want it. If we meet at Bobs later this week I will bring it with me.
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By mrbindc
Per usual, I left out some key information. The...

Per usual, I left out some key information. The bike now has a K75 front end on it. Longer forks, larger dual discs, etc.. The braking has improved 1000% and I like the higher ride but it is...
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,966
Posted By mrbindc
It looks like they used a CBR front end. Custom...

It looks like they used a CBR front end. Custom swingarm. And with the plates and turn signals I am guessing it isn't just for the track.

Did they cut the engine block to make it as tall as the...
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By mrbindc
Larger Shocks on a 1982 R65

I'd like to raise the rear of my 1982 R65 a bit, about an inch or 2.5cm. The worn out stock shocks measure "about" 12.5 inches or roughly 32cm when they're set the highest.

Can I get away with...
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,271
Posted By mrbindc
so the high idle problem is probably not the...

so the high idle problem is probably not the advance weights? I'm confused... :1drink
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